In August 2023 we ran our inaugural Collas Crill Vacation Scheme in Guernsey. Aimed at A-Level and university students the week-long programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience and shadow industry professionals.
Five students took part in this year's scheme: Olly Connolly, Emily Bassett, Amandine Harris, Arwen Kernaghan and Isabelle Walker.
From introductions to our practice areas and business services teams, presentations from some of our key clients, to a conveyancing site visit with our Guernsey property team, virtual meetings with our colleagues in our Jersey and Caribbean offices, joining some of our Next Gen lawyers for coffees with clients, as well as taking part in a beach clean at Vazon as part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the week gave the five students a fully immersive experience of life as a lawyer at Collas Crill.
'Not only is the Vacation Scheme of real value to the students' development and CV, it allows us as a firm to embed and grow relationships with future trainees and next generation lawyers,' said Ben Havard, Partner and Training Principal at Collas Crill.
'We were so impressed with this year's cohort of students who were so engaged throughout the week, asking lots of questions and really getting into the project work that was set. We have had some fantastic feedback from the students themselves, as well as from clients who kindly came to our offices to speak to them. Our thanks go to Karen Farman from Sequent, Investec's Emily Dawson and Nicole Sorbie and James Tracey from Oak who all gave up their time to be involved in the scheme.'
Click here to see a video on this year's Vacation Scheme.